This Is Not Architecture: Media Constructions

This Is Not Architecture: Media Constructions

by Kester Rattenbury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415231809

ISBN-13: 9780415231800

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book assembles architectural writers of different kinds - historians, journalists, theorists, computer-game designers, film-makers, architects and academics - to discuss how this process works and to comment on the culture and bias which each medium inevitably brings. Together, they build up a critical picture of the construct of partial representations on which…  See more details below

Overview

This book assembles architectural writers of different kinds - historians, journalists, theorists, computer-game designers, film-makers, architects and academics - to discuss how this process works and to comment on the culture and bias which each medium inevitably brings. Together, they build up a critical picture of the construct of partial representations on which our understanding of architecture is based.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415231800
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Illustration credits
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. 1A partial history of virtual reality1
1The revelation of order: perspective and architectural representation3
2On the origins of architectural photography26
3Architectural cinematography37
4The revenge of place45
Pt. 2The shape of representation55
5Iconic pictures57
6Think of it as a farm! Exhibitions, books, buildings91
7Diagrams: interactive instruments in operation99
8The height of the kick: designing gameplay110
9Foto-graph, Foto-shop121
Pt. 3The reporting of architecture125
10Framing icons: Two Girls, two audiences. The photographing of Case Study House #22127
11Naturally biased: architecture in the UK national press136
12The architectural book: image and accident157
13Post-Modernism and the revenge of the book174
14Architectural publishing: an alphabetical guide198
Pt. 4The construction of theory205
15Architectureproduction207
16From dematerialisation to depoliticisation in architecture222
17Wallpaper person: notes on the behaviour of a new species231
18Everything counts in large amounts (the sound of geography collapsing)244
Index253

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